Why Vehicle Roofs Collapse in Rollover Crashes

On July 1, 2016, our law firm’s client was driving a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer in Benton County, Missouri. The vehicle traveled through an intersection and off the roadway, overturning once before coming to rest on its wheels. During the rollover, the roof over the driver’s occupant compartment area crushed inward and struck our client, causing a severe spinal cord injury and rendering her a quadriplegic.